WordPress 4.0 Beta 2

WordPress 4.0 Beta 2

Posted July 18, 2014 by Helen Hou-Sandi.

WordPressPolishedLogoWordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

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15 Things You May Not Know WordPress Can Do

We all know WordPress as the perfect tool for running a blog or regular website. But due to it’s open architecture, WordPress is much more than just a CMS, with many developers taking it to a whole new level.

Making WordPress into something more than a CMS is typically done with themes and/or plugins. In this article I’ll show you 15 alternative uses of WordPress (plus 2 bonuses). I will be taking a broad look at what’s possible with WordPress, in the hope of inspiring you to use it in a way you hadn’t thought of before. For each use, I’ll show you a working example, and how it’s done.

Read the complete article here: Sitepoint.com

 

 

Whats Upcoming in WordPress 3.6

With WordPress 3.5 having been released in December 2012, what is going to be new in the newest version, 3.6?

Actually there will be some good improvements for both developer and user. Of course the newest basic theme will be ushered in with 3.6 – TwentyThirteen. There will be the ability to lock a post from being edited by more than one user if you have multiple editors. That is just a couple of the newest things to come out.

For a more complete list of what is upcoming with WordPress 3.6 see WordPressBeginner.com’s post -

What Features are Coming in WordPress 3.6

Till next time,
Andrew Lippert
Eagle Web Design

WordCampAustin

Well WordCamp Austin is here and we are going to have a great day all day Saturday.

Starting at 7:00am will be helping set things up and then will be taking photos all day of the event. Also will be working in the “Happiness Bar” helping folks with their WordPress Questions and then a few other things along the way.

Going to be a busy day… but gonna love it.

Hope you got your ticket as there is no more to be gotten.

See you there.

Andrew
Eagle Web Design
Lawton, OK & Texas

Testimonials that Really Work

Testimonials that Really Work

Found at: http://www.sitepoint.com/testimonials-that-really-work/

By Miles Burke | February 6, 2012 | Sell Your Services | Selling Web Design Services | Site Marketing | Web Pro Business

In my recent article, 5 Reasons Prospects Don’t Like Your Website, I mentioned how important client testimonials can be. Well, one of the comments really drew my eye.

See, one of our readers, George from Darklit Web Design and SEO, has a great testimonials page – we’re not talking those old boring text testimonials either. We’re talking video testimonials. George explains how easy and cost-effective this can be in his comment, where he states “Windows movie maker, a digital camera, and a little planning is all it takes.”

George’s comment reminds me of a client of mine, who runs an employment agency for travellers visiting Western Australia. For many travellers, they haven’t ever been to that part of the world, let alone worked on a large remote farm, or worked as a laborer in a vineyard, so this client needs testimonials that not only give great reviews of their service, but also of the casual employment they’ve gained.

What this client does is travels to their workplace, and films them telling the camera why their business and the job they’ve landed, is great. This not only reaffirms why travellers should use this client, but also gives them a valuable insight into the work that can’t be done in text form. Simple yet very effective!

Thanks for sharing your idea, George. I appreciate it.

The next time you ask a client to provide a testimonial, consider asking if you could record it on video instead – the difference can be very effective.

Written By:
Miles Burke

As Director of Bam Creative, and Chairperson of the Australian Web Industry Association, Miles spends his time managing his business or speaking about managing businesses. Recently awarded as one of the top Western Australian entrepreneurs under 40 years old, Miles can also be found writing at Miles’ Blog.

Inbound Marketing

I’ve been reading “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs”

How you drive your clients to your website today is even more important than it has been in the past. Customers just don’t like the old way of doing things. The world today is a “show me something” world looking for specific information that will help them achieve their goals. How they reach those goals and helping them succeed in achieving those goals is the most important way to build a business.

Even thought I have applied some of the principles in this book in the past to my website and clients sites, I look forward to applying even more of the principles that I learn from this book. I would recommend that you too read and apply the principles from this book. You may find that you have more clients than you ever had before.

You can find the book at http://www.inboundmarketing.com/book or at Amazon.com .

5 Facebook privacy settings to check now

Facebook is the most popular place for connecting with friends and family online. You share photos, opinions and personal details from your daily life. You don’t want this data to fall into the wrong hands. But if you don’t set your privacy settings correctly, that’s exactly what will happen.

Facebook has a group of recommended settings. It only takes a couple clicks to select them. However, doing so will likely share more information than you would like. That’s why you should customize your privacy settings.

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25 Best and Most Creative Resumes That Will Help Get You Noticed Fast

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by bmackler

25 Best and Most Creative Resumes That Will Help Get You Noticed FastIn this tight job market the best way to stand out for your next interview is found in perhaps the first step you take.  Whether you are a designer or not, a creative and well thought out resume can help give you that needed edge.  Today, you need to think out of the box, and not treat your resume as just a series of jobs listed in a word document.  You need  to do something that will cause people to take notice of you over your competition.

When applying for a new job, your resume is your single greatest asset and first impression. If perhaps your resume comes across to a potential employer as weak and lacking zing , you will be overlooked.  The correct mixture of style, originality and creativity are essential will go a long way in setting you apart from your competition.

Today, lets take a look at 25 of the best and most creative resumes that will help you get noticed much faster. Read More